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Marc is a member of our Environmental, Litigation, Labour & Employment, Municipal, Regulatory/Administrative, and Bankruptcy / Insolvency services areas.

Representative Experience

With his background as a Professional Engineer and former environmental consultant Marc represents clients in all things environmental, particularly contaminated sites, as well as builders’ liens and construction disputes and professional liability claims.

Marc has a significant municipal law practice, advising municipalities on governance and conflict of interest, by-laws and contract and tender matters.  He represents municipalities before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on planning appeals and utility applications.  Marc has particular experience in the area of joint municipal services including solid waste management.

Marc also represents financial institutions and debtors in insolvency and restructuring matters.


Marc is a co-author of the leading text on climate change law in Canada, The Law of Climate Change in Canada (Canada Law Book, 2010).  He also writes the “Law East” column for the Environment Policy & Law newsletter.

On A Personal Note

Marc is a past chair of the Environmental, Energy & Resources Law Section of the Nova Scotia Branch of the CBA, past chair of The Clean Nova Scotia Foundation and served for four years as a director of the Environmental Services Association of Nova Scotia. He is also a member of the part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law where he teaches Business & Environmental Law and Environmental Law I.  In his spare time he enjoys hiking, curling and reading.

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Engineers Nova Scotia
  • The Advocates’ Society


  • B.Eng. (Civil), McGill University, 1997
  • P.Eng., Engineers Nova Scotia, 2001
  • LL.B. (Specialization in Environmental Law), Dalhousie University, 2007